Monday, October 27, 2008

What to do?

This is my backyard. Let me digress for a minute to point out the little green flare in this picture about 1/4 of the way down the picture, in the center. Just last week Miz Booshay at Quiet Times had this in her photos and said that she'd been told they represent angels. Nice, huh?

Anyway, the point of this blog is to share what a loss I'm at as to what to do with my backyard.

There's the depth for one - the lot is 225 feet deep while the front is very narrow, resulting a pie shaped lot. And I share a drive with the neighbor next door. In the picture above, my lot goes beyond the gate you can see to the line of dense brush at the back.

I've done some work between the house and the azaleas. And the azaleas are beautiful in the spring.

But the back is testing my imagination. And it produces mud that comes in on the 8 EEnormous paws that live at my house.

This is the repurposed concrete pieces from the drive we used to make a patio. And the round thing placed as a bench to the left is a sod roller. I know, there's no sod. Apparently there was at one time because the old gentleman who owned the house two owners back left it. One assumes he used it, or why else have it? On the other hand I'm uncovering evidence he was a pack rat.
Just in front of the sod roller/bench is the mystery ring. Nothing grows in it. Can't find a well. Not sure what it is. For now it's a fire pit.

The last challenge is the fauna. Aside from the snake I had to kill in my basement, there are squirrels, feral cats, a possom that is positively the size of a tank, hawks, owls, rabbits, chipmunks, moles and

this fauna. Yes, this blurry fauna here. The same fauna that ate my knitting. You remember my knitting? It was only this past Monday that I started learning. Well, this fauna chewed the skein of yarn into bits, chewed the knitting project and put teeth marks on the knitting needles.

Just imagine what this fauna does to landscaping.


  1. It looks so peaceful! Even the angels think so ; ) Do you have to change it at all? Love the pictures on the sidebar of your pups too. Mine is sleeping in a little ball at my feet. What would we do without them?

  2. We were just talking about that fauna yesterday. We decided that if we call Brooks' cell phone Gus' belly might ring! Any sign of the phone???

    I love your yard! It's very natural and peaceful and I happen to be a fan of both.

  3. I am personally glad the economy has gone to pot. That means the frivolous things like doing something about backyards and basements can be postponed until....well, until "things settle down." For now, I agree with Carrie, yours is a natural and peaceful place - at least until the fauna runs through it.

  4. Oooh, I like "until things settle down". Unles that precludes manicures.



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